‘department news’ Category

Events, publications, curricular changes, etc.

Dr. Emily Gunawan Receives MAA’s Project NEXT Fellowship

Dr. Emily Gunawan, visiting Assistant Professor in the MCS Department was awarded a Project NEXT Fellowshp from the Mathematics Association of America.

MCS Alumni Profile: Alex Zupan

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2007 with degrees in Math and Music. I am currently working as an Assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

MCS Friend Profile: Choong-Soo Lee

I taught computer science as a visiting assistant professor from 2010 until 2013. I am currently an assistant professor of computer science at St. Lawrence University, which is a liberal arts college like Gustavus Adolphus College, and I am one of the three computer scientists who teach a wide range of courses from introductory programming to advanced topics such as operating systems and networking. My research area is still in multimedia and networking, and recent papers include analyses of champion usage and bot prevalence in League of Legends.

Pokemon Go at Gustavus

When students return to class they will undoubtedly notice several changes around campus.  Several trees have been removed near the campus center, the landscaping around Olin Hall has been redone, and last, but certainly not least, there are dozens of pokestops and gyms that have been added to Eckman Mall and Linnaeus Arboretum.  Fortunately computer science major, […]

Why study Statistics?

Watch the video below for great information on why you should study statistics and check out http://thisisstatistics.org for more details.

2016 MCS Graduates

What can you do with a degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, or Statistics? Here is what a few of our majors will be doing after graduation.

MCS Alumni Profile: Matthew Swenson

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2012 with a double major in Mathematics and Economics.  I’ve been working as an actuary for about four years now at Securian Financial Group in St. Paul.  I recently completed the actuarial exam track and obtained my FSA (Fellow of the Society of Actuaries) designation. My […]

MCS Portrait Unveiling

Here are the latest additions to the MCS portrait gallery.  The portraits can be seen on the third floor of Olin Hall.

MCS Alumni Profile: Charlie Olson

Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Gustavus in 2001 with a degree in Computer Science. I am currently working at Activision / Raven Software doing software engineering  and data analysis for Call of Duty Online. How did the MCS department help you get where you are today? Experiences with databases/SQL, graphics, vector mechanics, AI, and […]

“The Man Who Knew Infinity” Opens in Theaters

The biopic “The Man Who Knew Infinity” opened in theaters this past weekend.  It tells the remarkable story of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (played by Dev Patel) and his friendship with British mathematician G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons). The film is based on the book of the same name by Robert Kanigel. The mathematical consultant for […]